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Chilli Flakes


Hot and Fiery!

Our crushed Chilli Flakes is made from dried red chilli peppers and contains a high number of seeds. These flakes are used in stews, rice dishes, sauces, pickling blends, soups, chowders; and sprinkled on top of salads, hummus etc as a garnish. They are also commonly used to top pizza, stir-fries, spicy pastas, and many other dishes. They can be stirred into sauces to add heat.


INGREDIENTS: Red Chilli Pepper


  • Weight Management: Chili flakes contain capsaicin, the compound responsible for their spicy heat. Capsaicin has been found to increase metabolism and promote fat burning, which may aid in weight management when consumed as part of a balanced diet.
  1. Heart Health: Some studies suggest that capsaicin may have beneficial effects on heart health by helping to lower blood pressure and reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Consuming chili flakes regularly as part of a healthy diet may contribute to cardiovascular health.
  2. Pain Relief: Capsaicin has been used in topical creams for its analgesic properties, which can help alleviate pain associated with conditions such as arthritis and neuropathy. While consuming chili flakes won't provide the same localized pain relief as a topical application, some people find that the spicy heat can temporarily distract from other types of discomfort.
  3. Antioxidant Properties: Chili flakes contain various antioxidants, including vitamin C and carotenoids, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Antioxidants play a crucial role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby supporting overall health and potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.